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WS3025 - Group Work

Credit points: 03
Year: 2017
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Available to students enrolled in those degrees leading to a professional qualification or those offering a welfare studies/human services major.

This subject explores group work as a method of social work and the role of group workers in social welfare practice. Students will learn about and reflect on the theory, dynamics and practices associated with group work and develop practical group work skills by planning, participating in and facilitating small groups during the skills workshop.

Learning Outcomes

  • be able to articulate the importance of and offer an appropriate rationale for group work as a social work method of practice within workplace contexts;
  • be able to identify and describe the phases of group development and their importance across a variety of settings;
  • be able to clearly describe the theories and parameters of group structure and their relevance to both group tasks and group processes;
  • be able to identify, describe and demonstrate appropriate values and ethical practice when engaging in group work practice;
  • be able to plan, participate in and facilitate supportive groups and evaluate the impact of their participation through a process of critical reflection.
Assumed
Knowledge:
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Prerequisites: WS2510 OR WS3516
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
WS5025

Availabilities

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 24-Aug-2017
Face to face teaching (5 day compulsory on campus workshop during lecture recess)
Lecturer: Dr Abraham Francis.
Contact hours:
  • 35 hours workshops/Seminars - 5 day (35 hours) compulsory workshop on campus during lecture recess PLUS weekly engagement with online materials
    Assessment: presentations (40%); assessment 1: prepare proposal for setting up a group (20%); assessment 3: individual reflection on group process, tasks and program (40%).

    Cairns, Limited, Study Period 2
    Census Date 24-Aug-2017
    Face to face teaching (Compulsory workshop during lecture recess - dates TBA)
    Coord/Lect: Ms Jo Mensinga.
    Contact hours:
    • 35 hours workshops/Seminars - 5 day (35 hours) compulsory workshop on campus during lecture recess PLUS weekly engagement with online materials
      Assessment: presentations (40%); assessment 1: prepare proposal for setting up a group (20%); assessment 3: individual reflection on group process, tasks and program (40%).

      Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.